At 22 years old, Rose is the youngest player ever to win the MVP trophy and is the only player ranked in the league’s top ten in scoring (25 ppg) and assists (7.7 apg). He led the Bulls to their first 60 win season and No. 1 NBA Playoff seed since 1997-98.
In the beginning of the season he asked “Why can’t I be MVP?” Here he shows us why he can and why he is.
“The way I look at it within myself, why not? Why can’t I be the MVP of the League? Why can’t I be the best player in the League? I don’t see why-why-why can’t I do that? I think I work hard, I think I dedicate myself to the game and sacrifice a lot of things at a young age and I know if I continue to do good, what I can get out of it and if that’s me going out or doing whatever, I’m willing to do it because I know in the long run, it’s going to help me.”